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Shakespeare in the City of London

Trace the Bard's footsteps in the City of London

  • 12 British pounds
  • Guildhall Yard (outside Guildhall Art Gallery), London EC2V 5AE

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Little is known about William Shakespeare's life and little remains of the London that he knew. Yet, if you know where to look, it is possible to track the great poet and playwright's footsteps. London left its mark on Shakespeare and his work and he certainly left his mark on the City. Discover the clues to where Shakespeare lived and worked in the City of London; how the City's history influenced him; and where he left his mark on the City. The walk lasts approximately two hours. Please be prepared for all weather conditions! Start: Outside Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE (nearest tube stations Bank, Moorgate, St Paul's) Finish: northern end of the Millennium Bridge (nearest tube stations Blackfriars and Mansion House) "...absolutely wonderful. I love my Shakespeare but learned things on this walk I never knew. Jonathan is engaging and witty and oh! so knowledgeable. Would recommend this Tour to all who love Shakespeare. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon." Nov 2023 "Another fab tour with Jonathan Wober. The walk is very interesting. Lots of London and Shakespeare trivia." Nov 2023 "What a great way to spend the morning in the City of London learning about Shakespeare." May 2023 "Many thanks to Jonathan Wober and London On The Ground for an amazing Shakespeare walk today. Two hours spent wandering round bits of London I didn’t even know where there! Eye-opening, fascinating stuff." Apr 2023 "A fascinating walk on Shakespeare's birthday and St George's Day. Hope to do many more." Apr 2023 "Highly recommended; meticulously researched. We saw lots of little known corners of the City of London." Apr 2022 "The 'Shakespeare in the City of London' tour I attended yesterday was fantastic; an amazing amount of fascinating information (so fluently presented)" Feb 2022 "We did Jonathan’s Shakespeare walk yesterday - and rather an assorted group we were, from toddler to teens to parents and granny. And everyone had a fantastic time! Jonathan is a mine of fascinating information, a terrific story teller, and shares his passion for uncovering all the history-steeped nooks of the City of London." Feb 2022

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